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Analysis - What analysis and reporting tools are available in Citizen Space?

Rowena Farr -

This article details a basic overview of the analysis and reporting tools available within the online survey tool in Citizen Space.

Each online survey consultation dashboard includes the ability to access quick headline stats at any stage of the consultation process. The tool provides: 

  • A quick PDF summary report, which can be accessed via the consultation dashboard at any stage of the consultation process. This can be used to track the progress of an open consultation, or to see an overview of a closed consultation’s outcomes. The PDF summary report includes top line figures for the consultation and each question, as well as tables and charts showing the spread of any qualitative responses.
  • Detailed analysis functions, which include the ability to access more detailed information on the submitted responses at any stage of the consultation, to view in full those submitted responses and to clean, code and query the responses.

Analysis of responses 
Throughout the consultation period and after it closes, analysts can go through the submitted responses, make notes and tag (code) qualitative answers to allow for quantitative reporting.   

Top-line numbers 
At all times, the consultation's dashboard shows the number of complete responses, and the percentage that have been analysed.

Querying and reporting 
You can generate reports on a per-respondent basis (e.g. "show me all respondents who answered yes' to question 1") or on a per-question basis (e.g. "give me a breakdown of all responses to question 2"). Filtering and grouping tools allow sophisticated reports to be built up. 

Exporting the raw data 
Reports may be downloaded in a .xlsx format for data that will be used in other capacities, such as Google Docs, Excel and statistical packages such as SPSS.

All files uploaded by respondents can also be bulk-downloaded as a zip file. 

Publishing results and reports 
Results, findings and reports can be added to the consultation overview page, and will be published after the consultation is closed. You can type your findings directly into the 'Publish Results' section of the consultation dashboard, and/or attach them as files there for visitors to download.


Related articles can be found in the Managing and Interpreting Responses section of this knowledge base